News & Register. Road Atlanta & Savannah Speed Classic
09HSR_Logotype4c_1
A Time Machine of Sight & Sound
P.O Box 8110
Clearwater. FL 33758-8110
PH:404-298-5616
www.HSRrace.com

BB2

Road-atlanta-e1326312215690
HISTORIC RACES
&
SAV_Speed_Classic 2
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN



ATLANTA HISTORIC RACES
September 19-22. 2013

ONLINE

BB2

logo

CELEBRATE THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED STATES ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE ATLANTA HISTORIC RACES

A tribute to the original SCCA Pro Road Racing Series of 1963 thru 1968.

OPEN TO ELIGIBLE GT AND SPORTS RACERS
view the list

 


3rd ANNUAL S2000 CHALLENGE

Atlanta Historic Races
SAVE THE DATE AND JOIN US AT ROAD ATLANTA

 

BB2

SAV_Speed_Classic

HUTCHINSON ISLAND
 

  • GRAND PRIZE OF AMERICA ROAD COURSE

    October 24 - October 27. 2013 
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    ONLINE 2

    The great city of Savannah welcomes HSR back to the Savannah Speed Classic. 

    A one of a kind event that has the best of all worlds.  Great racing, great track, great social events, great location and a lot of fun. 

    This year the Savannah Speed Classic will feature Pre-War cars as well as HSR's full slate of groups.


    • From 1908 to 1911, four major automobile races were hosted in Savannah, Georgia in which automobile drivers from around the world participated in  Grand Prix Auto racing on a twenty-five mile race course laid out southwest of the city proper.

      The four Savannah races included:

       ·         Grand Prize Race of the Automobile Club of America (November 26, 1908) 
      Won by Louis Wagner in a FIAT
      ·              American Grand Prize (November 12, 1910) - Won by David Bruce-Brown in a Benz
      ·         Vanderbilt Cup Race (November 27, 1911) - Won by Ralph Mulford in a Lozier
      ·              American Grand Prize (November 30,1911) - Won by David Bruce-Brown in a FIAT
      PICTURE BELOW IS FROM 1911800px-1911_American_Grand_Prize_Savannah1

    The entry form for the Savannah Speed Classic is now available on the HSR website by mail in form and on-line entry. www.HSRrace.com

    The Westin Hotel on Hutchinson Island (you can walk to the track!) is now taking reservations for the HSR Savannah Speed Classic October 24 - 27, 2013.

    HSR participants receive a great rate of $225 per night.

    To make your reservation, you may either call the hotel directly at (912) 201-2000.  You must refer to the group name:  Savannah HSR Speed Classic.

    Or, copy and paste the following link into a web browser:

    https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1302275055&key=D0D04

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    INDYCARS @ The Savannah Speed Classic 2012.48267_4406157643814_714634729_o CROP 2

    The Grand Prize of America Track debuted in 1997 with the Indy Lights Dixie Crystals Grand Prix.  That was the only Indy Lights race to be held on the Hutchinson Island road course, a wide, 1.965 mile circuit with 10 turns in Savannah, GA.  Helio Castroneves was the winner of the inaugural Dixie Crystal Grand Prix.

    According to Mauricio Gugelmin and Mark Blundell who ran on this track during a private PacWest test back in ‘97, cars can reach up to 190 miles per hour at the end of the straights. Turn 1 is like an oval — you enter at about 190, drop a gear, and get on it. It is good for passing because, since it's like an oval, you can set somebody up high or low into the following esses – a characteristic reminiscent of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.

    “As a drivers track, it's good," said Blundell after his time on the course. "It's quite demanding and really physical. It's a fun circuit to drive, and there are at least two and possibly three spots for overtaking. It doesn't have a street course feel — it's more of a road course feel.  From a spectator viewpoint, there are plenty of great vantage points."

    Click here for to see a layout of the current Grand Prize of America Track.

BB2

norra-mexican-1000-race-dezert-15 (1)
NORRA Mexican 1000 rally participants (and HSR members)
Jack Lewis and Bob Woodman.
They fielded a 1979 Porsche 911 from Mexicali, Mexico to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico on April 28 to May 1.
The race was a tough test for the car and the team, but they finished the event - apparently the first Porsche 911 to ever go the distance!  Along the way, they met many helpful and friendly people, both racers and local business people more than willing to 
be of assistance.
Lewis and Woodman are already looking forward to the next Baja 1000!

BB2
 

BB2

likefb

Please visit and like our FaceBook page for more photographs, videos & race reports for all HSR events.
https://www.facebook.com/HSRrace
BB2

 sl12

About HSR. (Historic Sportscar Racing): 
Historic Sportscar Racing was formed in the mid-’70s with an event at Road Atlanta. There was one goal then and it remains true today: to celebrate the race cars from our past. As a “time machine” of sights and sounds, HSR provides a venue for competitors and spectators alike to share in the wonderful history and excitement created by the cars that competed at race tracks around the world. For more information please go to www.HSRrace.com

It is the goal of HSR to organize and promote competitive races featuring historic sportscars. Our top priorities are safety and sportsmanship. Drivers, crew members and spectators sharing a passion for vintage racing thus creating memorable motorsports events.

JAMES REDMAN
GENERAL MANAGER
772-713-7322
772-713-0963
JRedman@HSRrace.com





Click to view this email in a browser

If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please reply to this message with "Unsubscribe" in the subject line or simply click on the following link: Unsubscribe

Click here to forward this email to a friend

Historic Sportscar Racing.
P.O. Box 8110
Clearwater, Florida 33758-8110
US

Read the VerticalResponse marketing policy.

Try Email Marketing with VerticalResponse!